FINDLAY , Ohio â?? The Northern Michigan University soccer team split its weekend on the road with a 3-2 loss at the University of Findlay on Sunday (Oct. 6) afternoon. The Wildcats twice held the lead but the Oilers came back both times and scored the game-winner with less than 10 minutes left in the game.
NMU is now 2-6-1 and 2-1-1 in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.
Freshman Paula Hafner scored her fourth goal of the season to give the 'Cats the earlier lead 9:07 into the game. Junior Taylor Smith tallied the assist, her first of the season.
At 31:16, the Oilers got on the board to tie the game with a goal by Eryn Weber from the center of the box on a pass by Samantha Edwards.
With the score tied at one entering the second half, Smith knocked in a goal of her own at 54:16. The shot was unassisted from the left side, to give NMU the 2-1 advantage.
Under a minute later (55:42) the home team tied it back up as Kendall Kwiatkowski scored from the center of the net.
The score remain tied for over 20 minutes before Weber earned her second goal of the game for the win at 81:50. Weber's shot came from the left side off of a foul shot.
Freshman goalkeeper Alexandra Simmons tallied three saves in the start. For the Oilers, goalkeeper Kelsea Corns had four saves.
NMU had six fouls to Findlay's seven. Both teams finished with seven shots for the game.
The Wildcats return home over the weekend for a pair of GLIAC games against Northwood on Friday (Oct. 11) and Saginaw Valley State on Sunday (Oct. 13).